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"Situation safe" at Schiphol, man threatening with knife shot by police
- December 17, 2017

In a Tweet, the police said the man was "known to police in connection with previous violent incidents". According to media reports, few parts of the airport were evacuated for a short time, but have since been reopened. Officers shot him in the leg and arrested him before transporting him to a hospital. Tom Boelen, the general manager of the next door restaurant Per Tutti, said he was told by his staff that there was a shooting happening. (more...)
Winter Session of Parliament to begin on stormy note Winter Session of Parliament to begin on stormy note
- December 17, 2017

The PM Modi said on Thursday that he welcomed discussion on "all issues" that the opposition wanted to raise in the session and also called for constructive discussion on government business. Also, it is also being regarded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi , being the former Chief Minister of Gujarat and the star campaigner of the party wanted to for the time being only concentrate on the Gujarat elections. (more...)
NY Woman Tried to Send Thousands to ISIS Using Bitcoin: Pros NY Woman Tried to Send Thousands to ISIS Using Bitcoin: Pros
- December 17, 2017

Yet prosecutors claim Shahnaz fraudulently obtained six credit cards and a loan from a Manhattan bank, which she then used to procure $85,000 to convert to cryptocurrencies in order to transfer the funds overseas and provide financial support to ISIS . (more...)
What's Ahead for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) After Achieving Record High?
- December 16, 2017

Shares are clocking price at $15.12 with change of -0.53%. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The stock has "Underweight" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, December 9. It operates through Community Banking and Home Lending divisions. A lower price to book ratio indicates that the stock might be undervalued. Its down 0.14, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. (more...)
NLRB Overrules Obama-Era Joint-Employer Decision NLRB Overrules Obama-Era Joint-Employer Decision
- December 16, 2017

Miscimarra was joined by Member Marvin E. Kaplan (who also separately concurred) and Member William J. Emanuel in the majority opinion. In its ruling on Thursday, the board said the earlier decision had prevented the NLRB from "discharging one of its primary responsibilities ... (more...)
Westfield Salvation Army in need of toy donations Westfield Salvation Army in need of toy donations
- December 16, 2017

Past year we had a small fire in our home. The Salvation Army is distancing itself from a man the social agency says is attempting to fleece people out of cash in a door-to-door scam. A weight is being lifted off the shoulders of hundreds of East Tennessee families who may be worrying about affording Christmas gifts. "The children and their families have given so much to those less fortunate than themselves", she said. (more...)
'Ram Setu' or Adam's Bridge is man-made declares Discover Science 'Ram Setu' or Adam's Bridge is man-made declares Discover Science
- December 15, 2017

US-based Science Channel has suggested that mythological Ram Setu between India and Sri Lanka might have been built by human and it might not be a natural formation. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka. The Ram Sethu or Adam's Bridge - as it is known globally known - has been embroiled in a controversy with the UPA minister of state Kapil Sibal arguing that there is no scientific evidence to prove that the structure is ... (more...)
NY explosion: Man in custody after 'attempted terrorist attack' NY explosion: Man in custody after 'attempted terrorist attack'
- December 15, 2017

Authorities have said the explosion was an isolated attempted terrorist attack, and the suspect had two devices. Other injuries minor: Two victims at Mount Sinai West and one at Mount Sinai Queens are being treated for headaches and ringing in the ears, Nigro said. (more...)
Indian Tax Authority Begins Investigating Bitcoin Exchanges Indian Tax Authority Begins Investigating Bitcoin Exchanges
- December 15, 2017

It is, however, extremely hard, rather impossible to get details of individual or institution using/trading through Bitcoin , as it is not regulated and the principles behind Bitcoin is not to disclose the identity of the person holding it. (more...)
Apple invests $390M in Finisar Apple invests $390M in Finisar
- December 15, 2017

It has announced a USA $390 million investment in Finisar , a facial recognition technology company. CNBC's Jim Cramer, for example, called it a "fantastic" deal and said it turned the chipmaker into an "entirely different company" in a bullish take on the deal. (more...)
Watch the sky! Geminid meteor shower to be seen in Armenia Watch the sky! Geminid meteor shower to be seen in Armenia
- December 14, 2017

The Geminids shower occurs every December when the Earth passes through a trail of dusty debris left by an object named 3200 Phaethon , a space rock NASA describes as "weird". "Alcohol interferes with the eye's dark adaption as well as the visual perception of events", according to Astronomy.com. While we remain cold overnight, the forecast is optimal for viewing the Geminids . (more...)
US Consumer Prices Rose 0.4% in November US Consumer Prices Rose 0.4% in November
- December 14, 2017

Producer prices increased 0.4% in November, seasonally adjusted, after growing 0.4% in October, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In October, the core CPI advanced 0.2 percent from the prior month and 1.8 percent from a year earlier. (more...)
Some Ryanair Pilots Call 24 Hour Strike Some Ryanair Pilots Call 24 Hour Strike
- December 14, 2017

Ryanair has this afternoon received the attached notice from the Aer Lingus pilots union IALPA of a 24 hour strike "by pilots directly employed by Ryanair" on Wednesday 20 Dec 2017. "While some disruption may occur, Ryanair believes this will largely be confined to a small group of pilots who are working their notice and will shortly leave Ryanair, so they don't care how much upset they cause colleagues or customers", the company's statement read. (more...)
Bale slams VAR after Club World Cup win Bale slams VAR after Club World Cup win
- December 14, 2017

Thus, it should come as no surprise to hear that upon his appointment as Real Madrid manager, there was one particular item he couldn't live without in his working space. The Portuguese superstar was not so impressed by the Al Jazira fans taunts at the beginning of Wednesday's semi-final. Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo, but insists that Messi is the best of all time. (more...)
EasyJet secures EC approval for Air Berlin purchase EasyJet secures EC approval for Air Berlin purchase
- December 14, 2017

Lufthansa said it still planned to buy Air Berlin subsidiary LGW and would submit a revised proposal, including foregoing slots, to the Commission on Wednesday. The German government, which provided a bridging loan through German bank KfW to Air Berlin when it filed for insolvency in August to help keep it afloat during restructuring efforts, says it regrets the Commission decision. (more...)
Tory rebels inflict embarrassing Brexit defeat on Theresa May Tory rebels inflict embarrassing Brexit defeat on Theresa May
- December 14, 2017

Mrs May who attempted to reassert authority by sacking Tory vice chair and Brexit rebel Stephen Hammond, could face questions about the vote's implications at a dinner with the other 27 European Union leaders on Thursday, who she will urge to begin trade talks as quickly as possible. (more...)
Shazam, A Large Source Of Referrals For Spotify, Is Acquired By Apple Shazam, A Large Source Of Referrals For Spotify, Is Acquired By Apple
- December 14, 2017

While there are countless differences between Apple and Shazam, perhaps the most culturally significant one is that "Apple" is not yet a verb. On the other, YouTube has continued its bridge-mending with the music business via new negotiations with the Universal, Sony and Warner Music Groups, as well as Merlin (which represents a consortium of independent labels). (more...)
SpaceX Will Launch a Reusable Rocket to the International Space Station SpaceX Will Launch a Reusable Rocket to the International Space Station
- December 14, 2017

Muratore said he believes SpaceX is the first company to bring three launch pads online in a single year. Discussions about using a reflown booster on a CRS mission started almost a year ago, said Jessica Jensen, director of Dragon mission management at SpaceX. (more...)
Westfield selling its empire for $32.74 billion Westfield selling its empire for $32.74 billion
- December 13, 2017

Cuvillier will be CEO of the combined company. As sales fall so do retail property prices, to the point where they become attractive as a discount to asset value. Westfield has been viewed as a pioneer in USA mall redevelopment, focusing on luxury properties rather than lower-end malls located in less affluent locations where hundreds of stores have been shuttered. (more...)
Unless a vehicle requires it, premium gas largely a waste, study finds Unless a vehicle requires it, premium gas largely a waste, study finds
- December 13, 2017

The average price is three cents above the national average of $2.46. On Monday afternoon the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Lima was $2.27, while last week's average was $2.23. This news comes after EIAs latest report showed that US crude stocks fell by 5.6 million bbl. If your engine makes a pinging or knocking sound on regular fuel, AAA said higher octane gas might resolve your problem, but it's a good idea to get it checked out by a professional first. (more...)
Facebook to reduce level of advert sales it books in Ireland Facebook to reduce level of advert sales it books in Ireland
- December 13, 2017

Facebook has announced a change to its financial policy, meaning some advertising revenue will no longer be recorded in Ireland. This will affect its operations in nearly 30 countries where it has a physical presence such as a sales office. (more...)
Annual Geminid meteor shower peaks this week over Kansas City Annual Geminid meteor shower peaks this week over Kansas City
- December 13, 2017

It is within this time window that stargazers will witness a shower that boasts anywhere between 20 to 120 meteors per hour. Observers in the Southern Hemisphere can still enjoy the Geminids meteor shower. A meteor a minute is certainly nothing to complain about. "So it's really nice meteors to see". The best time to see the Geminids will be between 1 and 2 a.m. (more...)
Netflix calls out 53 people who are binge-watching 'A Christmas Prince' Netflix calls out 53 people who are binge-watching 'A Christmas Prince'
- December 13, 2017

This is not an isolated incident. A Christmas Prince , for all you Grinches out there, is a Netflix original movie with Hallmark-level quality about a reporter who goes undercover, yadda yadda yadda, there's a hot prince, etc. Now, Netflix has responded to the criticism and confirmed that the figure refers to collated trends and not individual viewing habits. Other "highlights" have included calling out a Brit who has watched Bee Movie 357 times this year and a United States customer who ... (more...)
Congress should block FCC's net neutrality vote, Internet experts say Congress should block FCC's net neutrality vote, Internet experts say
- December 12, 2017

Meanwhile, sites are expected to run high-profile ads and post notes to users encouraging them to lobby the FCC over the vote, which occurs on December 14 . On Thursday , the FCC is expected to approve the plan to scrap the Obama-era consumer protections that prohibit internet service providers from discriminating against, or favoring, certain websites. (more...)
It's official! Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are married It's official! Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are married
- December 12, 2017

With the wedding done, the couple will hold a grand reception on 21 December at the Taj Hotel in New Delhi's diplomatic enclave and five days later in Mumbai . The former was spotted at the airport with her family and a pandit which added fuel to the on-going speculations. The actress will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of her production "Pari", which releases on February 9. (more...)